Thursday’s Media Thoughts: Fred and Christmas Cash
With close to 14 million hits on just this one YouTube, Fred’s “Christmas Cash” has become a phenomenon. I’m not sure how I feel about this kid and all the fame he has acquired since being a guest on Nickelodeon’s iCarly this past year, but this video annoys me — it only reinforces the bad messages kids receive through a kid’s show. In this video, Fred doesn’t want anything but money — and I have a problem with kids and cash and the entire teach-our-kids-to-be-consumers motif that is becoming rampant in our society and in our homes via media/television/commercials/movies/videos…and now, kids’ shows. Bad values are being taught to our children — and Fred is becoming part of the problem.